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Jaguar Intelligent Pod

This is not an early April Fools' Day joke, Jaguar Land Rover has fitted their intelligent pods with virtual eyes for the sole reason of having the vehicle communicate with pedestrians. They are designed to look at pedestrians using the crosswalk, acknowledge their presence, and hopefully making them feel more comfortable crossing the road in front of driverless cars. Continue reading for another video about these pods by Aurrigo and more information.

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SolarImpulse Solar Yacht

There are solar vehicles, homes, and even robots, but now, SolarImpulse wants to bring the technology into the luxury yacht world. Measuring in at 23.9-meters, this sleek aluminum yacht is near silent when in operation, and sports stabilizing technology supported by two torpedo-shaped buoyancy bodies beneath the water surface to achieve physical wave decoupling, thus reducing roll by up to 90%. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Renault EZ-PRO

We have seen the future of package delivery, and it includes Renault's EZ-Pro driverless robo pods that use a human concierge to supervise the fleet. These pods can be operated independently or follow each in a platoon, all managed by the same logistics operator who can carry different types of goods and merchandise. Each fully customizable and modular pod can be used to deliver for many stores to help maximize productivity as well as save costs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro might be confused for an iPhone X, but it's actually the company's latest flagship smartphone. Featuring a 6.21" (1080 x 2248) OLED panel with an in-display fingerprint reader, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB / 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Pricing starts from $467 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, with shipments beginning on September 21st. Continue reading for a video recording of the entire launch event, direct from China.

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PlayStation Classic

Sony announced today that it plans to launch a miniature games console designed to resemble the original PlayStation, but 45% smaller, and it comes pre-loaded with 20 vintage games to boot. Officially called the "PlayStation Classic," the new console shares the design of the original PlayStation that launched in 1994, but is considerably smaller, priced at $99.99. You'll find classic titles, like the 1997 role-playing game Final Fantasy VII to the 1998-1999 racing game R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 and Tekken 3. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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ioCamper Van

Why tow a camper, when you could fit the ioCamper inside just about any van? Designed by Tamas Laczko, a mechanical engineer from Bekescsaba, Hungary, the ioCamper is basically a mobile home inside a box that transforms a van and into a camper without requiring mechanical modification to the vehicle. That's right, simply roll it into a Volkswagen Crafter or a Mercedes Sprinter, and you're ready for the ultimate road trip. Once at your destination, users can remotely deploy the camper with their smartphone or tablet, which unfolds to four times its size within 5-10 minutes.Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Weather Channel Hurricane Graphics

Anyone who watched The Weather Channel's coverage of Hurricane Florence may have seen reports that seem to be straight from a science fiction film, but the technology used to create those crazy graphics are not so out of this world. The Weather Channel and The Future Group, a Norwegian augmented reality company, partnered with the makers of Unreal Engine - Epic Games - to use the tech in TV broadcasts. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Flexispot Deskcise Pro Exercise Desk

The FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro All-in-One Exercise Workstation is not only great for burning calories, but doubles as a standing desk too, all for $299.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. The desk had a wrist pad, which was nice, as well as a small display showing my distance, speed, and time. And the desk and seat both adjust for height. You sat there, opened computer, and checked email, all while peddling. You can simply moving legs, getting a little exercise, and was still able to answer a few nagging emails. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Ferrari Monza SP1 SP2

Inspired by the classic racing barchettas, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 limited-edition special-series cars combine 1950s design with modern technology. The single-seater SP1 sports a carbon fiber front slitter, while both models boast half-doors that open upwards to provide access to a compact cabin which features a three-spoke steering wheel, special switchgear and lots of carbon fiber components. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is now live, and compared to similar services, the price is actually quite reasonable: 1-month for $3.99, 3-months for $7.99, 12-months for $19.99 or an eight Nintendo account "Family Membership" for $34.99. What do you get with this membership? How about online multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games, with more constantly being added. Plus, cross-console play is also enabled, which means Switch players in Rocket League and Fortnite can game with Xbox One, mobile and PC users. To prepare Switch console for the online service, link + sync the proper Nintendo account, upgrade to the system version 6.0, active your subscription, and it's ready to go. Continue reading for a video explaining how you can possibly get a membership for under $5 per year.

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